Aker Solutions will carry out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Kakinada LNG regassification project offshore India.

Such news is a result of a newly signed contract between Aker Solutions and Crown LNG, which includes an option for engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) of the terminal.

The above will be confirmed upon final investment decision which is expected by the end of 2022.

On the contract, Sturla Magnus, Executive Vice-President and Head of Aker Solutions’ Topside and Facilities Business, said, “We are pleased to be a part of this very exciting project to develop the Kakinada LNG terminal.”

“Aker Solutions is recognised as the world’s leading contractor for advanced concrete structures for marine projects. In the past, we have delivered some of the largest and most complex offshore concrete installations.”

“As we embark on this important energy project, we will tap on more than 40 years of concrete experience, including Troll A, Hebron, Sakhalin I & II and Adriatic LNG.”

The signed contract includes technical development of the concrete foundation and topsides, as well as the pipeline between the offshore regassification terminal and the onshore gas grid.

As the main contractor, Aker Solutions will have a coordinating role towards key subcontractors Siemens Energy and Wärtsilä Gas Solutions. As part of the FEED, Aker Solutions will also coordinate soil surveys and construction site development.